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Climate change: Drought highlights dangers for electricity supplies

Getty ImagesThe ongoing drought in the UK and Europe is putting electricity generation under pressure, say experts.Electricity from hydropower - which uses water to generate power - has dropped by 20% overall.And nuclear facilities, which are cooled...

Ukraine war: Crimea blasts significantly hit Russian navy – UK

This video can not be playedTo play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.Blasts at a Russian-operated airfield in Crimea this week have "significantly degraded" its navy's Black Sea fleet, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) says....

The science of drought explained in pictures

Getty ImagesFrom all the pictures of parched fields, dusty soil and dried-up reservoirs, it might appear obvious there's a drought.But from a scientific point of view, it's more complicated than that.There's no one definition of drought - it's...

Ukraine war: Crimea airbase badly damaged, satellite images show

ReutersSatellite images appear to show extensive damage and several destroyed Russian warplanes at a Crimea airbase following explosions earlier this week.The Saky base in the west of Russian-ruled Crimea was rocked by a string of blasts on Tuesday,...

Climate scientists chase Arctic storms

University of ReadingResearchers from the University of Reading are "chasing" Arctic cyclones over the sea ice, north of Norway. The team of scientists - together with a specialist pilot - are trying to fly their small research aircraft through...

'Every day it doesn't rain, the pressure mounts'

David Barton's fields on his farm in Gloucestershire should be green and full of grazing cattle.Instead the grass has turned yellow, the land is bone-dry, and many of the crops that feed his cows have died."Every day that it doesn't rain, every day...

Wildlife under stress as dry spell shrinks rivers

Tony Jolliffe BBCEnvironmental groups say the prolonged dry spell is having a "serious" impact on wildlife in rivers.With rivers already under pressure from pollution and use for drinking water, they say the looming drought is adding to the...

Supermarket food could soon carry eco-labels, says study

Compass GroupSupermarket shoppers could soon be checking the environmental impact of food before putting it in their trolleys, thanks to new research.Reliable information of this kind hasn't been available.That's because UK manufacturers only have...

Trump says FBI agents 'raided' his Mar-a-Lago Florida home

Getty ImagesEx-US President Donald Trump has said his Florida home was "raided" by the FBI, and that agents broke open a safe.Mr Trump said in a statement that Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach was "occupied by a large group of FBI agents".The search was...

Causes of deadly dry-lightning wildfires revealed

Carlos Avila Gonzalez/The San Francisco Chronicle Scientists have identified the weather conditions that create dry lightning, which starts California's most devastating wildfires.These conditions can be modelled over the long term to better predict...

US Senate passes sweeping climate, tax and healthcare package

Getty ImagesThe US Senate has approved a sweeping $700bn (£577bn) economic package that includes major legislation on healthcare, tax and climate change.The bill seeks to lower the cost of some medicines, increase corporate taxes and reduce carbon...

Climate change: Landmark US bill clears Senate hurdle

Getty ImagesThe US Senate has approved a bill that includes $369bn (£305bn) for climate action - the largest investment in America's history.The authors of the Inflation Reduction Act say it will cut the country's carbon emissions by 40% by...

Climate change: Tears of joy as US bill clears Senate hurdle

Getty ImagesDemocrats cried with joy and pumped their fists in the air after the US Senate finally approved a key plank of President Joe Biden's domestic agenda.The bill, a product of 18-months of intense wrangling, will now be sent to the...

France whale: Lost mammal stuck in River Seine to get vitamin boost

Getty ImagesFrench officials desperately trying to rescue a beluga whale trapped in the River Seine have come up with a new strategy - a vitamin cocktail.According to AFP, rescuers hope it will help the lost whale regain its appetite and the energy...

Is there anything green about plastic grass?

Getty Images The grass is always greener on the other side. Just ask Lisa Morris, her Dartford lawn in Kent was brown. "It was shocking. A dead lawn," she says. "We'd never been able to maintain it and spent a fortune on grass seeds. We even put...

Breonna Taylor: US police charged over shooting death

Facebook Four US police officers have been arrested and charged over the fatal 2020 shooting of Breonna Taylor. Ms Taylor was killed in her home in Louisville, Kentucky, by plainclothes police who were executing a "no-knock" search warrant. The...

Great Barrier Reef sees record coral cover, but it is highly vulnerable

Australian Institute of Marine Science Coral has recovered from storms and bleaching events to record levels across much of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, a survey has found. The reef's northern and central parts have the highest amount of coral...

Plastic pollution: Birds all over the world are living in our rubbish

Adrian Silas Tay Birds from every continent except Antarctica have been photographed nesting or tangled in our rubbish. Photos were submitted by people from all over the world to an online project called Birds and Debris. The scientists running the...

Space debris Australia: Piece of SpaceX capsule crashes to Earth in field

Getty Images When Mick Miners, a farmer in New South Wales, Australia, first saw a large black object sticking out of the ground in a remote part of his land, he thought it was a dead tree. But on closer inspection - and verification from experts -...

Should Premier League football clubs travel so far for pre-season?

The Premier League's unrivalled global appeal has seen sold-out stadiums across the world this summer - with fans spread across various continents getting to see their heroes in real life. After two years of Covid-restricted travel, most clubs in...

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